Cruising Into Fall

So y’all all know I am a broke college graduate with what I like to call “a case of wanderlust”…so I scratched the wanderlust itch the cheapest way I know how. A CRUISE. We had two stops & 2 1/2 days on a ship with all the food and drink at our disposal.

Cruises are so easy & affordable. Honestly all you have to do is have a passport and know where you want to leave from.

The gals & I decided it would be easiest to leave out of Galveston so that meant hello Mexico! A stop in Cozumel, Yucatán, unlimited food & alcohol on the ship all for under $600 a piece…can you beat that?? I don’t think so.

Taking a break from the real world right before the holidays was a genius idea.

Stop 1 – Cozumel

I’ve been to Cozumel several times and I actually love it so much so that I wouldn’t mind living there. It’s beautiful, the people are nice & the food is tasty.

We wanted to snorkel so we did an excursion I had actually done before with my best friend on our senior trip years ago. It was such a blast then that I knew we couldn’t go wrong.

We had so much fun on this excursion & made some very cool friends. We were able to snorkel with the fish & reef and then get back on the catamaran and get “confused” as the employees said. The catamaran took us to a private beach that included margaritas and water toys. Sliding, jumping, drinking & chatting with our new friends was simply a blast.

Once the excursion was over and we were back on land we got an appetizer and drink at Fat Joes. Annndddd then I almost got thrown in Mexico jail…I wish I was joking…but I don’t think I am.

Cozumel was great and I will always ALWAYS recommend going on a catamaran.

Stop Two– Yucatán

I’ve always heard that Yucatán is everyone’s least favorite stop & I can see why. It’s an industrial beach & there really isn’t much to do. BUT you can take a two hour bus ride & see one of the seven wonders of the world. The Mayan Ruins have so much history, good & bad, and it’s amazing to see and understand how they lived when it was a populated area.

Disclaimer : it’s not a place I would have wanted to live but it was a great experience to see now

Following the Mayan Ruins we got to eat lunch and swim in a cenote. If you ever get the chance to see and/or swim in a cenote you better take that chance. It should be on your bucket list for sure. 150 feet of fresh water. Absolutely stunning.

Also–I had a Kailey moment before jumping into the water…I trampled over the Day of the Dead tribute so I’m actually probably cursed now.

The Ship

The food, the drinks, the activities, all of it, all worth it. You can eat and drink as much as you want and as often as you want. They have comedy clubs, which are hilarious, karaoke bars, which are just as hilarious & clubs. Don’t dance on the bar in the club or else you might get in trouble…we may or may not have done that. You can gamble. You can watch movies. You can play trivia. The mac & cheese at brunch is the BEST. The hot tubs are warm. The slide is fun. And supposedly you can even get topless on the serenity deck, but who knows if that is true or not. –if you know for sure please let me know.

It honestly is such a blast & I highly suggest taking a cruise. I would suggest going by yourself, going with your love, going with your friends or going with your family. No matter what you will have a great time at an affordable price.

Thanks to Katie Jo & Kala for the pictures & memories.

Kailey Xx

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